The Theatre World committee announced the winners May 12. The are:
The 12 awards will be presented by former award winners, including Lucie Arnaz (They're Playing Our Song, 1979), Maxwell Caulfield (Class Enemy, 1980), Harry Groener (revival, Oklahoma!, 1977), Ken Page (revival, Guys and Dolls, 1977), Patricia Neal (Another Part of the Forest, 1947), John Rubinstein (Pippin, 1973), and Jonathan Pryce (Comedians, 1977). Several presenters will perform songs they introduced from the shows for which they received their award, including John Rubinstein ("Corner of the Sky" from Pippin) and Ken Page ("Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat" from Guys & Dolls).
Winners were chosen by the Theatre World Awards committee, comprised of Peter Filichia (Theatermania.com), Harry Haun (Playbill), Matthew Murray (TalkinBroadway.com), Frank Scheck (New York Post), Michael Sommers (Newhouse Papers), Doug Watt (Critic Emeritus, New York Daily News) and Linda Winer (Newsday), and coordinated by Peter Filichia.
The awards ceremony will be written and hosted by Peter Filichia. Walter Willison (Two by Two, 1971) is director; Ben Hodges and Kati Meister are co-executive producers.
The Theatre World Awards are the oldest awards given for Broadway and Off-Broadway debut performances, as well as one of the oldest awards bestowed on New York actors.
For further information, visit theatreworldawards.org.